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Fieldbird – Northern Spy 2017

Fieldbird – Northern Spy 2017

Cider Profile:

Name:  Fieldbird – 2017 Norther Spy
Sampled January 2019

Brand: Fieldbird Cider
Type:
Still
Location of Brewing:
Wellington, ON
ABV:
9%
Website Link:
fieldbirdcider.com
Ingredients:
N/A
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750 mL (bottle)
Availability:
via Fieldbird Cider at Ken-He Winery and Online Store
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:  
Golden-Yellow
Carbonation:
Still

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Light aroma. Astringent and earthy apples
Initial Taste: No bite. Slow building, acidic and semi-tangy apples with earthy elements.
After Taste: Continues to grow and remain earthy.  Northern Spy heritage apples leave a semi-sweet and tangy flavour – that compliment the oak elements from the barreling process.
On ice: Slightly less tangy and sour on ice. Apple is sharper.

Additional Notes:  A still cider, the Northern Spy from Fieldbird is a sophisticated offering. Primarily featuring Northen Spy apples and up to a year-long barreling process, its earthy, slightly tangy and stays on the palate for a long time.  Possibly not a beginner cider, but still approachable by most, it carries many elements that come from the wine background of the producer and location. Would pair nicely with a chicken dinner.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 3
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Windswept – Northern Spy
More Sour – Revel – Bittersweet Freedom
More Dry – Le Pere Jules – Normandy Cidre
More Crisp – Hard Way – Rogue Apples

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